|Title:||Director of Strength and Conditioning|
|Education:||M.S. Adult Education, Troy Univ.-Montgomery; B.S., Social Science and Health Science, Troy State Univ.|
Charlie Goodyear became Huntingdon College's Director of Strength and Conditioning in 2012. Goodyear originally joined the Huntingdon staff as the offensive line coach in 2004 and became the football program's strength and conditioning coach in 2005.
In 2015, Goodyear stepped away from coaching football to focus solely on his role as Director of Strength and Conditioning for the Hawks' 16 athletic programs.
As the Director of Strength and Conditioning, Goodyear oversees all aspects of the strength and conditioning department for Huntingdon College. He is tasked with the preparation of more than 450 student-athletes, as well as the scheduling and maintenance of the two facilities used for training. Goodyear, who has developed the program from its inception, has directed two facility renovations and leads yearly fundraising efforts.
His program has consistently produced athletes that are both physically and mentally durable, all while focusing on individual accountability toward team goals. Under Goodyear's guidance, the Hawks have produced 19 National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) All-Americans since 2011.
Before transitioning to strength and conditioning full time, Goodyear spent 11 seasons as the Hawks' offensive line. His offensive line paved the way for the top-ranked Division III offense twice in five seasons.
In two seasons in the USA South Athletic Conference (2013 and 2014) and one season in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (2008), Goodyear groomed three South Region offensive linemen, seven All-Conference selections, 11 Academic All-Conference selections and 11 National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society selections.
Before coming to Huntingdon, Goodyear spent two seasons as a graduate assistant at Troy University.
As a student-athlete at Tennessee-Martin, Goodyear started 28 of 33 career games and was voted team captain as a junior in 1999. In 2001, his senior season at Troy, he played in every game for the Trojans' in their inaugural season of Division I-A.
Goodyear enjoyed a stellar prep career as a defensive end at Jeff Davis High School in Montgomery, where his team was 6A runner-up his junior season and won the 6A state championship in his senior season. As a senior, he was an all-state selection and was selected to play in the Alabama-Mississippi All Star game.
Goodyear earned his B.S. in Social Science & Health Science from Troy State University, and his M.S. in Adult Education from Troy University. He is a USAW Advanced Weightlifting coach, USAW Sports Performance Coach, CrossFit certified instructor, Certified Disability Sport Specialist (CDSS), Tactical Athlete Kettlebell Instructor and holds specialty certifications in Olympic lifting, Movement & Mobility, Powerlifting and Group Exercise.
Goodyear has presented at various conferences and clinics, and is a consultant to numerous regional athletic programs, as well as special forces units within SOCOM. Goodyear authored the Air Force Combatives Program (AFCP) Combat Fitness Module, is an AFCP Master Instructor Course Director. He is also a licensed MMA & Boxing Trainer with the Alabama Athletic Commission.
Goodyear is married to the former Kyana Neller, a professional ballet dancer and the School Director of the Alabama River Region Ballet. They welcomed their first child, Torian Charles, in December 2014.
Goodyear is the son of Charles and Susan Goodyear and has two sisters, Amber McDaniel and Althea Cabarrao.